Progress! Fingerboard is glued, fully fretted, neck is carved, and the body bound. Home stretch! Tomorrow I’ll level and dress the frets, and finish sand the whole deal. I’m excited to put the new Festool sander into action, and I’ll need to do some sunburst tests before I commit dye to spruce. This guitar will get a circa-1934 sunburst. Stay tuned!
Also, in secret summer activities, I’ve acquired a new car project that needed a thrash to get going, but I’m happy to announce that it is on the road for the first time in possibly 40 years. It is a 1955 Desoto Firedome 2-door hardtop, with the original 291ci Hemi V8 and Powerflite transmission. It has 67k miles, and has been in one family since new.
I’ve overhauled the carburetor, the brakes, reworked the dual points (!), sent out the water pump and master cylinder/booster out for pro rebuilds, got new Coker Wide Whitewalls, and gave the whole car a going over. A buncha fun work. Now, time to enjoy the summertime!